We’re very excited that the .NET Framework 4 Beta is now available for public download, as .NET 4 has Parallel Extensions built into its core. You can download the Betas for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/dd582936.aspx.
For more information on what’s new in Beta 1 regarding concurrency and parallelism, here are some useful links:
- What’s new in Beta 1 for Parallel LINQ (PLINQ)?
- What’s new in Beta 1 for the Task Parallel Library? (Part 1/3)
- What’s new in Beta 1 for the Task Parallel Library? (Part 2/3)
- What’s new in Beta 1 for the Task Parallel Library? (Part 3/3)
- Debugging Support for Tasks
- Parallel Stacks – another new VS2010 debugger window
- What’s new in Beta 1 for the coordination data structures?
- CLR 4.0 ThreadPool Improvements: Part 1
As you may have noticed, this blog has been a bit quiet as we’ve been getting ready for the Beta. Now that it’s here, you can expect us to be blogging quite frequently over the next days, weeks, and months. If there are specific topics you’d like to see discussed, please do let us know. And most importantly, we’re still extremely interested in your feedback, so any comments, questions, praises, criticisms, or suggestions you have should certainly be sent our way. The best place to do so is on the forums.